Tottenham Hotspur snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw against Manchester City, with Dejan Kulusevski scoring the equalizer in the 90th minute. Controversy emerged in the match when the referee pulled back play for a City free-kick, denying Jack Grealish a clear run on goal in the closing stages. The decision left the City squad furious, leading to confrontations with the match official after the final whistle. Son Heung-min’s unfortunate own goal, a fine finish by Phil Foden, and Jack Grealish’s goals kick started City’s evening. Tottenham drew 3-3 with Spurs – Getty image However, Spurs responded with goals from Son, Giovani Lo Celso and the late equalizer by Kulusevski. City thought they secured the win when Grealish tapped home in the 81st minute, but Kulusevski’s header turned the tide, earning Spurs a point. The draw leaves City in the third position, trailing three points behind leaders Arsenal, while Tottenham moves up to fifth place.
Anthony Gordon scored the match’s only goal – Getty image Newcastle United outclassed Manchester United with a tap-in goal from Anthony Gordon at St James’ Park on Saturday night. Eddie Howe’s men secured the well-deserved 1-0 victory against Manchester United, after raining terror on the Red Devils defense. Anthony Gordon scored the match’s only goal – Getty image Gordon who made good timing in the 55th minute, slotted in a fine finish from a cross by Kieran Trippier, after several attempts by the home side. Despite Newcastle’s dominance and securing all three points, they hit a brick wall with the defensive combination of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, who prevented them from scoring more. Onana who has faced criticism recently, was also on top of his game in the clash, making some clinical saves, although gasped at some point.
Manchester United’s manager Erik ten Hag will be absent from the touchline during the Sunday clash with Everton at Goodison Park. The unexpected absence is a result of a new Premier League rule that imposes a one-match touchline ban for a manager accumulating three yellow cards in a season. Ten Hag incurred his third yellow during United’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Luton just before the international break. The incident occurred when a throw-in decision was overturned in the second half, causing frustration from the Dutchman. Erik ten Hag – Getty image In response to the ban, Ten Hag did not question the situation, acknowledging that the rule change caught him off guard. “It’s not nice, but I’m sure we’ll prepare for Everton, and my coaching staff will take over; they are very competent to do the job.”
Raphael Varane is set to depart Manchester United next summer, rather than the anticipated January transfer window. The French defender has gradually ran out of luck at Old Trafford, under the management of Erik ten Hag. Meanwhile, contrary to earlier suggestions of a potential return to Real Madrid, sources now indicate that Varane is exploring options in Italy or Saudi Arabia. A source close to the unfolding event told The Sun Sport, “The days are numbered for Raphael Varane at Manchester United, and the clock is ticking on his future.”
Rafael Varane – Getty image While Erik ten Hag aims to retain his first team squad for a top-four pursuit, Varane’s departure is expected in the summer. The player’s shift to the fourth choice in Ten Hag’s defensive lineup, behind long time bench-warmer Jonny Evans, has fueled his desire for a new challenge elsewhere. The player has already attracted Interest from Saudi Arabia, with offer including a substantial increase in wages. Additionally, Varane is also tempted by the prospect of playing in Italy. He had expressed his admiration for the league before now.
Bernardo Silva has encouraged his Portuguese teammate Joao Neves to sign for Manchester City, instead of Manchester United. The 19-year-old Benfica midfielder, has impressed with his performances, and has now attracted interest from top Premier League clubs, including Manchester United. “If I can, I will pull strings for João Neves to go to Man City. I’d like to see João joining City instead of Man Utd, of course!” Silva stated in an interview. Earlier, Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes had openly praised Neves, saying that it would delight him to have the performing player join Manchester United. Portuguese star Joao Neves – Getty image “I would love to have him at United. But it’s Joao’s choice… He has top quality. He’s a great player, but it depends on the coach’s ideas. He will have a great future, in United or somewhere else.” Despite the interest from both Manchester clubs, Benfica remains keen on keeping Neves, and any potential suitors would need to meet his reported release clause of £105 million. Joao Neves made his international debut alongside Fernandes and Silva for Portugal last month, and has been making waves with style of play since then.
Chelsea and Manchester City fear relegation after Everton’s historic ten-point deduction for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. Everton’s sanction has raised concerns from other clubs in the Premier League who are under investigation for similar offenses. UK legal sports experts have suggested that if found guilty, both Manchester City, who faced 115 FFP charges in January, and Chelsea, currently under investigation for transfers during Roman Abramovich’s tenure, could potentially face relegation. Stefan Borson, a popular sports lawyer said, “Ten points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward Financial Fair Play breach. Chelsea and Manchester City managers – Getty image “But it reinforces that sanctions against City and now Chelsea will be potentially relegation-inducing,” The Sun UK reported. Manchester City have in the past, consistently denied all allegations on the case and fielded top legal representatives. Chelsea, on the other hand, disclosed issues of illegal financial dealings from Abramovich’s era and are awaiting the outcome of investigations into the alleged offenses that span over multiple years. Meanwhile, the three-man commission leading Everton’s case noted the gravity of the breach. They said that Everton had an irresponsible management of finances and failed to operate within the agreed threshold. “Everton’s culpability is great. This was a serious breach that requires a significant penalty. “We cannot ignore the fact that the failure to comply with the regime was the result of Everton irresponsibly taking a chance that things would turn out positively. “Further, Everton was less than frank in its dealings with the Premier League over the stadium interest issue. “Everton failed to manage its finances so as to operate within the generous threshold,” they added. Everton’s interim chief Colin Chong on the other hand, has vowed that the club will appeal the decision, stating it’s a verdict that affects the club, just as it affects it fans.
Manchester United fans have condemned the Glazer family for not sending a representative to Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral. The American family and owners of the Old Trafford club, reportedly said they will stay away to avoid being a distraction. Meanwhile, a statement released by Manchester United’s protest group, The 1958, showed dismay at the club owners attitude. “The Glazers have proved time and again they are alienated from the football club and fan base, and this is just another shameful example.
Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral was today – Getty image “It is our opinion that they simply view Manchester United as a cash cow.” The statement also pointed at the Glazers’ lack of public comments following the recent passing of Lady Cathy, Sir Alex Ferguson’s wife. They view the owners lack of interest as another instance of being out of touch with the club’s values and traditions.
Chelsea and Manchester City played out a sensational 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge, a clash that will be remembered for its exhilarating drama. The match featured a rain of goals, and several stunning individual performances. Former Manchester City player Cole Palmer stole a potential win for City, driving home an injury-time penalty for Chelsea, to mark the Blues third equalizer of the night. The penalty canceled out Rodri’s deflected shot in the 87th minute of the Premier League game. Chelsea hosted City in a thrilling 4-4 draw Erling Haaland scored twice in the thrilling encounter. Manuel Akanji’s header also ensured he was on the score sheet. However, Chelsea, showed resilience, responding with goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, and Palmer’s late penalty. The game left both teams fans gasping for air, for its high intensity and attacking pressure. Recall Chelsea had come off a recent 4-1 win against Tottenham Las Monday, and fought hard for a point against City, which they successfully secured.
After a hard-fought battle, Manchester United narrowly won struggling Luton Town 1-0 at Old Trafford, all thanks to Victor Lindelof. Lindelof’s second-half strike proved to be the game decider. The deadlock-breaking moment came when Lindelof capitalized on Luton’s defensive lapse, sweeping home a corner shortly before the hour mark. Despite the victory, under-fire United side’s performance raised concerns, especially with Rasmus Hojlund missing an early opportunity, denied by Luton keeper Thomas Kaminski. The display adds to the pressure on their manager Erik ten Hag, despite the team moving up to sixth place in the Premier League table. Lindelof strikes for United to hand them the win – Getty image The win is a crucial one for United’s position in the league, now three points behind fourth-place Liverpool. Luton, despite the loss, maintains their 17th position in the league, just above the relegation zone, on goal difference.
Manchester United has been hit with a major injury blow as both Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez are expected to be sidelined until Christmas. United manager Erik ten Hag confirmed that Casemiro, who has been a vital player for his side, suffered a hamstring injury in a recent match against Newcastle. it was initially anticipated that he would be out for a few weeks, but his recovery is now said to be taking longer than expected. Martinez, on the other hand, has been dealing with an ongoing foot problem that was worsened during their game against Arsenal in September. Lisandro Martinez injury against Arsenal – Getty image Ten Hag had expressed his concerns about their injuries, stating, “Casemiro and Martinez are really strong injuries, I don’t expect them back before Christmas.” The absence of these key players for Manchetser United, add to their woes as, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, and Amad Diallo are also currently unavailable. Recall also, Jadon Sancho remains sidelined following a public dispute with the Ten Hag. Meanwhile, in light of these injuries, the Sun UK reports that there is possibility that the Red Devils will consider a transfer move for Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis as a potential long-term midfield option to bolster their squad.